- Apr 12, 2003
I have a 03, XR 250R...I am having problems with it. I know it is cold blooded. I have had the bike for 5 months now and I feel it just doesn't have the power it should have. The dealer has messed with it three times and finally got it to start for me using just a few kicks. My buddy has a CRF 230F and kicks my butt out of the turns. When I hit the gas quick it chokes and wants to die. It feels like I am pulling a plow in the first few gears. When I took it to the dealer this last time they showed me how to fix it. They took off the end of the muffler, not just the baffle but the whole end!!! The bike runs GREAT with it out. I have instant throttle response now. I can ride a willie from 1st to 3rd also. I could barely get the wheel off the ground before. They told me that all I need to do is rejet and I can leave it like this. IS THAT THE TRUTH OR DO I NEED TO RUN WITH JUST THE BAFFLE OUT???? Any info into this matter would help me alot. I love my bike and want it to last for years to come. I do not race, I just ride trails so that is why I got a 4 stroke bike. Thanks and god bless......